For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS NORANDA J265

Then RCMP Vessel IRVINE MP13 (1945)

Then Yacht MIRIANA (1962)

HMCS Noranda J265

 

Laid down: 27 Dec 1940

Launched: 13 Jun 1941

Commissioned: 15 May 1942

Paid off: 28 Aug 1945

Transferred to RCMP Marine Div: 1945

Commissioned: 1945 as Irvine MP 13

Sold: 1962

Fate: Sank in May 1971

 

Built at Levis, Que, she was commissioned at Quebec City on 15 May 1942. Noranda arrived at Halifax on 30 May 1942, and after working up at Pictou was assigned to Halifax Force. In Feb 1943, she was transferred to WLEF and, when it was divided into escort groups in Jun 1943, became a member of EG W-9. Noranda went to Sydney Force in May 1944. After a major refit at Lunenburg from Sep to Dec 1944, she proceeded to Bermuda to work up. After returning to Halifax on 02 Feb 1945, she served briefly with Halifax Force before re-joining Sydney Force. She was paid off at Halifax on 28 Aug  1945, and transferred to the marine section of the RCMP as Irvine. Sold in 1962 for use as a yacht and re-named Miriana, she sank at Montego Bay, Jamaica, in May 1971.

 

Commanding Officers

Mate William Robert Nunn, RCNR - 15 May 1942 - 10 Jan 1943

Lt John Eugene Francois, RCNR - 11 Jan 1943 - 01 Sep 1944

Lt J.C.K. McNaught, RCNVR - 02 Sep 1944 - 17 Oct 1944

Lt Robert Anthony Wright, RCNVR - 18 Oct 1944 - 07 Nov 1944

Lt Gordon Edward Gilbridge, RCNVR - 08 Nov 1944 - 10 Jul 1945

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

C-D

Daniel, Ian Thomas William

1925-2006

 

 

 

 

K-L

Leskiw, William A.

____-2012

 

 

 

 

O-P

Ormsby, Chuck

____-2009

 

 

 

 

Q-R

Rosen, Henry

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Former Crew Members

Clattenburg, Clyde Courtenay, Ch/Skpr, RCNR - 13 May 1942 (Stand by)  / 15 May 1942

 

Ellwood, Michael Guy Charles, Slt, RCNVR - 17 Jul 1944

 

Gordon, John Henry, Skpr/Lt, RCNR - 29 Jul 1943

 

Hale, Cyril John, Lt, RCNVR - 17 Feb 1944

 

McLaughlin, Charles Lindsay, Lt, RCNVR - 10 Mar 1944

Main, Lonre Donald Gordon, Slt, RCNVR - 25 Apr 1942 (Stand by) / 15 May 1942

 

Medland, Ross Irwin Reed, Slt, RCNVR - 25 Apr 1942 (Stand by) / 15 May 1942

 

Nickerson, Martin, Wt (E), RCNVR - 30 Apr 1942 (Stand by) / 15 May 1942

Nunn, William Robert, Mate, RCNR - 30 Mar 1942 (Stand by) CO / 15 May 1942

 

Pendray, Wilfred Charles, Slt, RCNVR - 26 Jul 1943

 

Tunnicliffe, Donald C., Slt, RCNVR - 19 Feb 1945

 

Write, Robert Anthony, Slt, RCNVR - 28 Jun 1943

 

 

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